Online concert: Sibafest: Soiva kieli vocal music series: A Goethe Schubertiade

This Schubertiade, on the 225th anniversary of Schubert’s birth, explores the composer’s artistic relationship with the poet and writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We will comply with coronavirus restrictions

Based on an order issued by the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland, the events of the University of the Arts Helsinki have been cancelled for the public until 17 January 2022. We will comply with the Agency’s guidelines, and the concerts will be arranged live in a safe manner as soon as possible. You can find up-to-date information about the restrictions on our How to visit Uniarts Helsinki’s events safely website.

You can watch a free live stream of the concert on Youtube, 31 January, 19–21.

One of the most celebrated writers in the history of German literature, Goethe was already a major cultural figure during Schubert’s lifetime. Schubet set Goethe’s poetry more times than he set any other poet’s words, and tonight’s programme showcases the range and versatility of Goethe’s poetic craft and Schubert’s immortal musical responses.


  • Yolanda Harding and Antti Haho
  • Stella Tähtinen and Myra Pranajaya
  • Paulus Hartikainen and Kaisa Mari Pulkkanen
  • Veikko Vallinoja and Jussi Littunen
  • Olga Heikkilä and Joel Papinoja
  • Monica Groop and Kirill Kozlovski
  • Andreas Schmidt and Keval Shah
  • Petteri Salomaa and Keval Shah


Franz Schubert

Goethe and the Ballad

  • Der Sänger, D194
  • Erlkönig, D328

Goethe’s Heroines

  • Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118
  • Kennst du das Land, D321
  • from Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister, D877:
  • Lied der Mignon (’Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt’)
  • Heiss mich nicht reden
  • So lasst mich scheinen

Goethe in Nature

  • Der Musensohn, D764
  • Am Flusse, D766
  • Auf dem See, D543
  • Schäfers Klagelied, op.3 no.1 D121
  • An den Mond, D259
  • Wanderers Nachtlied II, D768


Goethe in Antiquity

  • Grenzen der Menschheit, D716
  • Ganymed, D544
  • An Schwager Kronos, D369
  • Prometheus, D674

Goethe looks East

  • Geheimes, D719
  • Suleika I, D720
  • Suleika II, D717
  • Versunken, D715

Further information: Matti Leisma

Soiva kieli

In Sibelius Academy’s Soiva kieli vocal music series, four lied concerts are performed each year by vocal arts and piano students. Artistic director of Invocation, Keval Shah, lecturer in Lied.


31.1.2022 at 19:00 – 21:00


Online concert


Free admission

Further information

We want to create a safe event experience even during the corona. Please read the safety instructions here before arriving at the event.